Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California, and then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She now lives in London with her family. She has written over 50 books and won THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR in 2008 at the Galaxy British Book Awards for HORRID HENRY AND THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN.Visit Francesca's website at www.francescasimon.com and keep up-to-date with Horrid Henry at www.horridhenry.co.uk. You can also follow her on Twitter @simon_francesca
Louis Smith is a 23-year-old star gymnast, winning Olympic silver and bronze medals at London 2012 and becoming champion of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. Find out more about Louis at louis-smith-official.com, tweet him on @louissmith1989, like him on Facebook facebook.com/louissmithofficial, see his photo stream at flickr.com/photos/louissmithofficial and watch videos at youtube.com/user/LouisSmithOfficial.
Top-selling author Gina Spadafori writes a nationally syndicated weekly pet-care column. She is the author of CATS FOR DUMMIES and the co-author with Marty Becker of WHY DO DOGS DRINK OUT OF THE TOILET? and DO CATS ALWAYS LAND ON THEIR FEET?
Laura Stoddart trained at the Royal College of Art and was the youngest artist ever to be commissioned to design the Christmas stamps for the Royal Mail. Since then her work has appeared in many magazines, on greetings cards and giftwrap, and on packaging for Crabtree & Eveyln and the New York label, Kate Spade.
Michael Stuermer is professor of history at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton, the Sorbonne, the University of Toronto and the Institute for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He has written and edited books on various subjects, including Europe and the Middle East.
Isy Suttie is a comedian, actress and writer who started performing stand up in 2002. She has written for the GUARDIAN, the OBSERVER, RED and GLAMOUR, and is a regular writer and performer on BBC Radio 4, where her show PEARL AND DAVE won a Gold Sony Award in 2013. This led to two series of her musical story show set in Matlock, ISY SUTTIE'S LOVE LETTERS. Her TV acting credits include Dobby in PEEP SHOW and Esther in SHAMELESS, and she has been nominated for three British Comedy Awards.www.isysuttie.com@Isysuttie